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‘Star Trek' Star Zachary Quinto Delivers Seriously Touching Tribute To Mr Spock Actor Leonard Nimoy In New Video

27/08/2015 08:12 BST | Updated 27/08/2015 08:59 BST

Star Trek’ star Zachary Quinto has paid tribute to the late Mr Spock actor Leonard Nimoy, in a touching new video.

The legendary actor died in February at the age of 83, after a lengthy battle with pulmonary lung disease.

Now his successor has honoured him in a new video as part of the Omaze charity campaign, which aims to raise funds for a children's research hospital in the US.

In the clip, Zachary says: "It was an honour and a privilege to know him and to call him a friend.

"Leonard's love for the human spirit shone through every thing he did. He touched lives around the world, and he is greatly missed."

The video follows a poignant photo tweeted by astronaut Terry Virts earlier this year, who paid his respects from the International Space Station.

The stunning shot sees the astronaut displaying the Vulcan salute - one of the trademarks of Nimoy's Star Trek character, Mr Spock - with Earth in the background.

Watch the ‘Star Trek’ cast’s video tribute to Leonard Nimoy above.

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